Small Business Adventures

As homeschool parents, we tend to live off of just one income. One parent stays home and does the school with the kids while the other goes to work. This opens up an opportunity for the stay-at-home parent to start their own small business.

I have been homeschooling for over eight years now. During that time, my husband was our primary financial support. He would work while I stayed home and took care of the kids, their schooling, and the house. A year after starting to homeschool, I took the leap and started working with essential oils.

For the last 7 years, I have taken the opportunity to learn about the benefits of essential oils in my house. I started because my cousin started talking to me about them, and I had always been interested. I figured it wouldn’t work to try.

After my husband started having health issues, I was able to take that knowledge and help provide relief from some of his symptoms. I learned that while it was important to see a doctor, it was a great way to help support him and our immune systems.

Not only was I able to help support my husband with the use of essential oils, I was able to use them in our homeschool to help my children. I took the time to learn about which ones were best to help my kids focus during the school time, but I also learned how to help them get the best sleep without medication.

On top of benefiting the health of my family, starting my personal small business with essential oils has been able to help financially with our house. I am able to pick and choose the hours that I want to work, and which ones work best for the house each day. I am my own boss and I am able to decide what works the best for me and my family.

There are many small business opportunities available. Homeschool parents are able to find the one that works for them and can make their business work for them and their family. Check out some other stories about small business adventures from members of the Homeschool Review Crew.


Thank you to Amanda from Hopkins Homeschool for helping with this post. Amanda is currently homeschooling three kids, with one who has graduated from their homeschool. You can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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